[mythtv-users] MythStream for 0.24 or Shoutcast in MythMusic

Steven Adeff adeffs.mythtv at gmail.com
Fri Oct 29 17:49:10 UTC 2010

On Thu, Oct 28, 2010 at 6:24 PM, Paul Harrison <mythtv at sky.com> wrote:
> On 28/10/10 02:15, Robin Gilks wrote:
>> I'm very tempted to update to the release candidate for 0.24 but I'd miss
>> MythStream too much. Does anyone have it running with 0.24 yet?
>> Alternatively, in r25524 I see that Shoutcast support has been added to
>> MythMusic but there is no UI to it yet. Does that mean that hacking the
>> database will allow the support for the half dozen stations I listen to
>> regularly is reasonably straight forward? An idiots guide to what to plug
>> into the database would be really appreciated!
>> Cheers
> Don't know about MythStream, I would guess if it worked under 0.23 then
> it shouldn't be too much trouble to get it working under 0.24 when it is
> released.
> The MythMusic internal player can play Shoutcast streams but there
> currently is no UI to add the streams and while the shoutcast parser can
> extract the metadata the current interface doesn't update it. I had
> hoped to get the conversion to MythUI completed for the 0.24 release and
> would have added the Ice/Shoutcast UI in the process but have been busy
> the last 2 or 3 months with another project.
> Hacking the DB is never advisable unless you know what you are doing but
> if you want to give it a go you have to change the filename of one of
> the tracks in music_songs to point to the playlist file sent out by the
> radio station you want to play eg http://di.fm/mp3/electro.pls is one
> the streams I tested with. IIRC you also have to set the directory_id to
> 0 as well. Then just play that track as normal. You could edit the track
> title to be more meaningful when you are searching for it in the
> playlist editor etc.
> Paul H.

Paul, do you know if the "shoutcast" player will be able to play any
streaming audio format that the internal player can handle or just
shoutcast specific streams?


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